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Contract Senior Instructional Designer Description

JOB #: 62336

EPAM is committed to providing our global team of more than 41,150 EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers think creatively and lead with passion and honesty. Our people are the source of our success. We value collaboration, work in partnership with our customers, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. In today’s market conditions, we’re supporting operations for hundreds of clients around the world remotely. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.
 

DESCRIPTION

You are passionate, dedicated, and strategic, but willing to get your hands dirty. You have a knack with people and occasionally nerd out about adult learning theory. You love starting new things, collaborating with colleagues, and finding creative technology solutions to knowledge gaps. If this sounds like you, you should consider joining EPAM as a Senior Manager of Instructional Design in our Learning Practice.

Our Learning Practice helps clients realize digital and IT transformation by identifying and bridging gaps in employee knowledge, behaviors, and mindset. We design, develop and implement a variety of solutions for online and in-person learning—including videos, articles, podcasts, interactive elearning, coaching, experiential learning, instructor-led training, and assessments—using the latest insights from the learning sciences. In other words, we go beyond “training” to create learning experiences that really work. If you are excited to work in a global team and find creative solutions to complex problems, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a full-time Sr. Instructional Designer.

REQ #: 225166864

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Partner with account managers to assess new business opportunities, identify skills gaps, and develop curriculum solutions to address the needs of our clients
  • Be an advocate for the Learning Practice. Present learning programs in a compelling and effective manner to internal and external clients in an effort to expand our business and brand
  • Work closely with the delivery team to develop program timelines and estimates, and define scope
  • Directly manage some amazingly passionate instructional designers, providing leadership, mentorship, and proactively supporting growth within the team
  • Work collaboratively and communicate regularly with SMEs and colleagues during the learning path development process, ultimately ensuring that program deliverables are of high, consistent quality
  • Facilitate the synthesizing of complex information with the goal of creating effective instructional content
  • Set learning objectives appropriate to learner and program needs, and then oversee the creation of content that matches them; select, modify, and create compelling content aligned to learning objectives and modality
  • Conceptualize storyboards and work with graphic designers and multimedia developers to create effective instructional assets (e.g., video, elearning interactives) and compelling course content for online and blended learning programs
  • Visualize instructional graphics, the user interface, and the finished product
  • Devise modes of assessment to measure effectiveness of each element, module, or course; provide exercises and activities that enhance the learning process and engage the learner
  • Apply adult learning principles and best practices in instructional design to all activities
  • Use your expert-level prioritization skills, proactive communication, and fantastic attention to detail to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Conduct instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts
  • Demonstrate commitment to process, documentation, and best practices throughout the learning and development cycle

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 7 years of successful instructional design experience, with at least 2+ years of experience managing a team
  • 3+ years experience using authoring tools, such as Captivate, Storyline, or Evolve to create sophisticated adaptive learning content
  • Expert knowledge of instructional design methodologies including but not limited to: ADDIE model, SAM, backward design, e-learning blueprint, design thinking, and interactive learning experiences
  • Advanced knowledge of assessing learning and program impact
  • Good eye for visual design
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on a team with highly-skilled and engaged colleagues
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. Careful listener and good communicator (speaking and writing)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, work independently, and meet strict deadlines
  • Track record of being reliable, responsive, and client-centered
  • Ability to build rapport and instill trust and confidence
  • A flexible mindset and agile approach to deliverables. Ability to adopt style to engage with different kind of stakeholders
  • Resilience and ability to work under time pressure, manage workload and priorities
  • An experienced partner: comfortable building meaningful relationships with business partners throughout the organization
  • Have a strong business acumen – you understand the company, the mission and contribute to our talent acquisition strategy and metrics with the ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio and video scripts
  • An overwhelming desire to find creative and unique ways to bring learning to life
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 20%, including the potential for 1-2 international trips per year

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (Subsidized)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare, Dependent Care, Commuter)
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability (Company Provided)
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (Company Provided)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Matched 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Legal Plan and Identity Theft Protection
  • Accident Insurance
  • Employee Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
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Location

Located just West of Madison Square Park, EPAM is surrounded by great lunch spots and easily accessible by New York and NJ public transportation.
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My manager ensures that I have a great work-life balance at EPAM. This is of particular importance to me being the mother of a 19-month-old. They allow me the flexibility to care for my child while providing me with a rewarding career path.

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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

EPAM gave me a fresh start and a great opportunity. From the first day, I was given the support I needed from my mentors to feel that anything is possible. At EPAM, I had the rights tools, support and drive to know that I could really grow my career here.

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How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our team is constantly looking for ways to improve our ability to deliver to the customer and ways to provide our people with a great work environment and career opportunities. Through involvement with different practices within the company, we provide meaningful feedback and ideas to enhance and better target our solutions to our customer needs.

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What makes someone successful on your team?

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What are EPAM Systems Perks + Benefits

EPAM Systems Benefits Overview

EPAMers appreciate our flexible and casual work environment, excellent benefits and endless opportunities to thrive. In addition to health benefits, a 401(K) matching program and paid time off, EPAM offers the following perks:

- Competitive Salary & Bonus Program
- Career Development Opportunities
- Tech Community Meet-Ups & Hackathons
- Access to LinkedIn Learning Solutions
- Cutting-edge Internal Tools
- Volunteer & Mentoring Programs
- Travel & Relocation Opportunities
- Employee Discounts

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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